College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Co-founder and Executive Director of Kevali Chemicals to speak at Unisa Innovation Festival

With over 17 years of experience in fast-moving consumer goods and the nuclear fuel manufacturing industry, Funeka Khumalo will share her thoughts on the valuable role partnerships and collaboration play in innovation ecosystems. Read more

National Advisory Council on Innovation CEO to speak at Unisa Innovation Festival

South African authority and advisor to the National Government on Science, Technology and Innovation issues, Dr Mlungisi Cele, will discuss networks in science, technology, innovation and higher education policy during the Unisa Innovation Festival. Read more

Robotics and coding webinar - the future has arrived

The Unisa Science Engagement Centre, a strategic project within the Unisa College of Science, Engineering and Technology and the Department of Information Systems in the School of Computing, in collaboration with the Centre for Lifelong Learning, recently hosted a webinar entitled Robotics and coding in education, where to start and what are the opportunities? Read more

Unisa's solar-powered car shines at the Bridgestone Ilanga Cup

The exciting UniSolar, a solar-powered car designed by engineering students from Unisa's College of Science, Engineering and Technology, recently won the Solar Car Rookie Award at the 2023 Bridgestone Ilanga Cup and took second place in the cruiser category. Read more

Expanding Unisa's research and innovation collaboration footprint

A delegation of Unisa staff members from the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology visited Michigan State University and the University of California-Davis in the USA to explore further research and innovation collaborations. Read more

Outstanding Unisans celebrated at palatial science awards

Celebrating the best of women in science, technology and innovation, the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dr Blade Nzimande, recently hosted the South African Women in Science Awards, where two amazing Unisans, Prof Usisipho Feleni and Bambesiwe Mbesi May, bagged august recognitions. Read more

Unisans score research excellence hat-trick at 2023 NRF Awards

Kabelo Mokgalaboni, Dr Athi Mavukwana and Prof Lawrence Madikizela received Special Recognition Awards for Research Excellence at the 2023 National Research Foundation Awards, viewed as the benchmark for research excellence in South Africa. (Image credit: NRF) Read more

Unisa wins Collaboration Catalyst Award at Sasol Techno X 2023

The university's College of Science, Engineering and Technology, in collaboration with the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, recently won a coveted exhibitor's award at the country's biggest STEM career guidance exhibition. Read more

Estimable scholar bags august 'Science Oscar' for research impact

Receiving the prestigious TW-Kambule-NSTF: Emerging Researcher Award at the 2022/2023 NSTF-South32 Awards for her contributions in electrochemistry, Prof Usisipho Feleni says the award indicates that her projects are aligned with the African Union’s Agenda 2063, Unisa’s 2030 Strategic Goals, as well as the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Read more

Adding gold to titanium dental implants to keep patients smiling longer

Ayesha Osman, a Unisa PhD candidate and the 2023 FameLab SA heat winner, is on a research venture to add gold and copper to currently used titanium to form an antibacterial material that can be used for dental implants. Read more